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Re: [vox-tech] Help with regular expressions needed.
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Re: [vox-tech] Help with regular expressions needed.

On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 06:16:09PM -0700, Ryan wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 September 2001 05:55 pm, you wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 04:26:33PM -0700, Ryan wrote:
> > > I'm trying to setup a mail filter in kmail to deal with an annoying
> > > spammer who's isp won't kick him off. His subjects are allways devoid of
> > > lowercase letters.  Kmail allows sorting by whether or not a header
> > > matches a regular expression.  So I told it to kill anything not matching
> > > the regexpr
> > >
> > > [^a-z]*[a-z]+.*
> > >
> > > but this doesn't work. A little help?
> >
> > [a-z]
> >
> > However, this may not necessarily be the best course.  In practice,
> > some have found that they do indeed get valid emails with *short*
> > all-caps messages.  Subjects like: HELP or CGI or YOU GO, RYAN!!! are
> > plausable.  So another idea might be to kill messages whose subjects
> > have no lowercase and are at least n characters long.
> >
> > Micah
> Yea, that sounds like a good idea, but can you tell me how to do it (I know 
> it can be done, I even read a howto on regexprs, but I'm thinking kmail has 
> poor regexpr support.)?
> Tring the other options that were posted resulted in somewhat unpridictable 
> flagging.

Something like:  /([a-z]|.{1,10})/ may work (for keepers).


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